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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wine lovers rejoice! New tasting rooms coming to Downtown Spokane

Spokane has always been a wine lovers dream with several wineries represented in the city. But as the popularity of Washington wines grows, so does the opportunities to try and buy some of the best the state has to offer. Here is what is new for local wine tasting rooms-

Nodland Cellars leaves Downtown, Terra Blanca quickly opens at their storefront.

Nodland Cellars a Spokane based winery had a short lived wine tasting room on the ground floor of the Chronicle Building at 926 W. Sprague. However Nodland has decided to focus more on the wine and less on the retailing of the wines in large amounts. Nodland is still in business but will now continue on as a members only winery in the same site where they're wines are produced at 11616 E. Montgomery Dr. #69 in Spokane Valley.

But have no fear, wines will continue to pour in the Downtown space. Immediately after Nodland Cellars vacated the storefront the space transitioned into a new tasting room for Terra Blanca Winery.
Terra Blanca Winery is wine producer from Benton City,Wa , nearby the Tri-Cities . The new Spokane space for Terra Blanca Winery is open Wed. , Thurs. and Sat. noon-7 , Friday noon- 9:30 and Sun. noon- 5:00 pm

For more information on Terra Blanca Winery, and their very nice estate in Benton City visit their website at .

Tempus Cellars to open a tasting room Downtown.

Joe Forest Wines,Inc. , a Walla Walla based wine producer that does business as Tempus Cellars will open a new tasting room in Downtown Spokane sometime next month.

Tempus Cellars will occupy a 1300 square foot storefront on the ground floor of the Peyton Building at 10 N. Post . The winery is a family owned and operated business which produced their first vintage in the Spring of 2009.

For more information on Tempus Cellars, visit their website at-

Reininger Winery looks to be planning a tasting room in Downtown Spokane

There isn't a set opening date yet but a liquor license has been filed for Reininger Winery to open what will surely be a new tasting room nearby the Davenport Hotel in Downtown Spokane. Reininger is has been producing wines since 1997 and is also from Walla Walla.

Their liquor license application is for 824 W. Sprague Ave. which is the Michael Building, which was recently renovated at the corner of W. Sprague & N. Lincoln .

For more information on Reininger Winery , visit their website at-

These wineries will join what has recently started being promoted as the Spokane Cork District. Although the wineries in the Spokane Cork District are actually spread all over Downtown ( and couple of other spots ) the Cork District is already home almost 20 wineries with tasting rooms here, a couple of wines with a presence in other tasting rooms Downtown. The Spokane Cork District website has much more info on the local wine tasting options, including recommended walking tours.

For more information on the Spokane Cork District, visit-